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Sweet Love

 Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote:

 All love is sweet, given or returned.

 And Apostle Paul wrote something along those lines, quoting Jesus, in Act 20:35 (KJV): 

It's more blessed to give than receive.

We receive more in return for giving. Giving is powerful. If you have a favorite charity that you donate to regularly, or give to the man or woman holding the sign on the corner of a busy street, or smile at the grumpy cashier, you get a feeling inside that's indescribable - one that makes us feel that we're the recipients. That's because, in a way, we are. Someone is grateful for the meal we helped provide them with that day. And we don't know why the cashier is always grumpy, but maybe that smile is something she needed to help her change her life around. Maybe we gave her something she doesn't get often - a kind and understanding smile.

Sometimes we can listen, so lend an ear to someone who just needs to talk something out. We can be understanding. So, watch for opportunities like these. Giving doesn't have to cost money. Sometimes, we can give our time. When we're a blessing to others, we receive a blessing as well. And then love surrounds us all.

giving is receiving
image courtesy of Katt Yukawa via Unsplash

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May you feel blessed day,

Patricia



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